Gustav III of Sweden

1746 - 1792

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Gustav III (24 January [O.S. 13 January] 1746 – 29 March 1792),note on dates also called Gustavus III, was King of Sweden from 1771 until his assassination in 1792. He was the eldest son of King Adolf Frederick and Queen Louisa Ulrika of Sweden. Gustav was a vocal opponent of what he saw as the abuse of political privileges seized by the nobility since the death of King Charles XII in the Great Northern War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav III of Sweden has received more than 872,516 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Gustav III of Sweden is the 1,305th most popular politician (down from 844th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Sweden (down from 38th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Swedish Politician.

Gustav III of Sweden is most famous for his assassination in 1792. He was the king of Sweden from 1771-1792.

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Over the past year Gustav III of Sweden has had the most page views in the with 132,876 views, followed by English (44,398), and Russian (40,392). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Vietnamese (142.16%), Ido (115.15%), and Armenian (89.55%)


Among politicians, Gustav III of Sweden ranks 1,305 out of 19,576Before him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Hongxi Emperor, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Jacques Necker, Richard Cromwell, and Carloman II. After him are Numerian, Stephen, King of England, Constantine IV, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Gordian II, and Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia.

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Among people born in 1746, Gustav III of Sweden ranks 6Before him are Francisco Goya, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Carlo Buonaparte, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and Gaspard Monge. After him are Giuseppe Piazzi, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Maurice Benyovszky, William Jones, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, and Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville. Among people deceased in 1792, Gustav III of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. After him are Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Joshua Reynolds, Maria Luisa of Spain, Richard Arkwright, Johann van Beethoven, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Jacques Cazotte, Nguyễn Huệ, and Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gustav III of Sweden ranks 61 out of 1,879Before him are Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Astrid of Sweden (1905), Anita Ekberg (1931), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Gunnar Nordahl (1921), and Folke Bernadotte (1895). After him are Björn Borg (1956), Henning Mankell (1948), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), and Arne Tiselius (1902).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustav III of Sweden ranks 20Before him are Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), and Eric XIV of Sweden (1533). After him are Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), and Birger Jarl (1210).